The Peppermill is a great little restaurant that you'll pass when visiting some of the Animal Adventures you'll find in the Crags. This restaurant is a hidden gem with consistently good food, a great staff and many times the chef comes out to say hello and ask about the meal. Nice big patio to eat outdoors. A good variety of food for every one of your picky eaters and there is now The Crafty Half serving 34 locally made craft beers next door so you are welcome to grab a beer and bring it over! Good portions and the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat when visiting The Crags. The Mill Centre has a bead shop, Mohair shop, pottery, gifts shop & more so it's worth a stop.
Our favorite dishes: Breakfasts (all are good), Fruit Smoothies, Salads, Burgers, Homemade Limoncello
Open for B, L, D - The Mill Centre off the N2 towards Monkeyland, Birds of Eden & Tenikwa
For the freshest fish caught daily, you cannot beat this "locals" place. The menu is small but just the right size-so many times I wish restaurants would do less...and better...and this place does just that! Sit inside if you're a bit chilly but if you can, sit outside on the deck and enjoy the fresh air with amazing views all around. Casual atmosphere, staff that have been there for a long time (and know their menu inside and out) and sometimes you can spot a cat sleeping in the corner in the bar.
Our favorite dishes: The prawns, any fresh fish (love the Hake), fries, onion rings & cold beer
Open for B, L, D - Central Beach, take a Left after Moby's and walk on the boardwalk/beach past Lifeguards
Emily Moon is our Special Occassion place that we go to for a romantic evening or whenever we have guests in town that are serious "foodies". Emily Moon is a one of a kind place and the quality of the food & service are top notch! There area few choices of where to dine on the property: outside by the pool, in the main dining room (with the fire place & crystal chandeliers) or up at the Pizza Bar (more casual).
Our favorite dishes: The bread & cheese plate (dessert menu but a great appetizer), Chicken Livers
Open for L, D - Reservations Mandatory - Rietvlei Road (off N2/turn at BuCo)
Everybody should know about this little Café. Why? Because with every coffee purchase they give you access to free WiFi! When we moved here our internet was horrible so we spent a lot of time here! There is a nice little outdoor seating area as well as indoor area and they serve hot breakfasts, light lunches, pastries and delicious coffee drinks. Plett Computers is right next door as well so if you need any IT help...it's there...win-win!
Our favorite dishes: Hot Breakfast, Cappuccino, Pannini
Open for B, L - The Old Post Office Building on Marine, 100 meters up from Dolphin Circle
If you are looking for the best food, the most professional staff and a flawless experience, this is our top pick! The food is consistently exquisite, the staff incredibly accommodating, if you have food allergies or issues, the chef will make sure you're taken care of with a smile. The inside of the dining area is quite unique with exposed rock on one side, clean, contemporary but comfortable. Then there is a great outside section with fresh air, glass to protect you from the wind and umbrellas to shade you on a sunny day.
Our favorite dishes: Salmon Poke Bowl, Chicken Livers, Spring Rolls, ALL of the desserts are absolutely divine!
Open for L, D - Located by Central Beach
The BEST authentic Italian around by far! They also have wonderful Seafood & South African specialty dishes to choose from. The big outdoor deck is wonderful as long as it's not raining. The inside is cozy and makes you feel like you're in a restaurant in Italy. The staff is the best in the area, professional & kind and with a big smile to greet you and make you feel welcome. Arrive hungry because the food is rich & delicious and you should try...everything! Great place to bring a group so you can share. Great wine menu and full bar too.
Our favorite dishes: Enrico's Salad, Pizza (all of them), Prawns, Fettuccini Povarela, Tartufo (dessert)
Open for L, D - Closed Mondays - Reservations Not Accepted - Located on Keurboomstrand Main Beach
You have to go to Ouland Royale to experience it for yourself...it's just beautiful! Think Shabby Chic with crystal chandeliers but comfortable and casual at the same time. The property itself is gorgeous with a pretty pond, impeccably kept large lawns and all types of flowers, bushes & trees (and birds of course). The staff is so sweet, professional and they tend to remember you and your order after you've been there only once. It's a special place that you should definitely check-out whenever you are in town. Also a great gift shop to look in!
Our favorite dishes: Scones, Omelette - we normally go here for Breakfast or Tea & Scones
Open for B, L - Off of Airport Road/Robberg Road
We love Cornuti's which is the restaruant section & their bar is Stella e Luna. Great pizzas, great salads and we really like the location & atmosphere. The staff is great, friendly, very accommodating and the food consistently good. On clear days, sit by the window (or where you can see out) and look for whales & dolphins or on drizzly days you can see rainbows. When it's cold out, they have a nice fireplace inside and it is nice & toasty. Look for weekly specials out on their chalkboard when driving by...many times they have great deals about once a week.
Our favorite dishes: We honestly always eat the Pizzas (all are good), Butter Chicken Curry and Salads
Open for L, D - Located on the corner of Marine/Strand & Perestrella, one block down from Main Street
Plettenberg Bay is a culinary playground full of delightful options to tickle everyone's tastebuds! You can find everything from the freshest seafood to the richest Italian food this side of the world. There is something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters!
These are our Favorite Top 10 places to eat so we thought we'd share them with you...along with our favorite dishes!
We go to The Table whenever we are looking for something different than our normal food options. This place gets hopping, even in slow season so we tend to go for a late lunch/early dinner (around 3/4-ish) so we normally have the place to ourselves (as you'll see by our photos to the left). The place has a relaxed atmosphere both inside and outside. Everything we've tried on the menu has been great and the drink menu is fantastic. There is a kids place inside in the back so great for those with kids or sit elsewhere for a kid-free zone.
Our favorite dishes: Butternut Ravioli, Seared Ahi, Chicken Salad & Mojitos
Open for L, D - Located on the corner of Main Street & Dolphin Circle/Marine
This is a great location and we've loved going here for years! The food is consistently delicious, the staff friendly, the atmosphere inviting, the views outstanding and it's truly a comfortable place to be. The views of course are amazing and many times sitting on the deck we see Whales and many types of birdlife. Their drink menu is also awesome with a wide variety of items to choose from.
Our favorite dishes: Flapjacks, Eggs Benedict Hot Breakfast, The Snack Platter, Tempura Prawns, Mussel Pot
Open for B, L, D - Located on Lookout Beach